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Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor (Applied Research and Extension)

County Locations: Butte County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County

Date Posted: August 9, 2021
Closing Date: September 30, 2021

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The position is serving Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties

Location Headquarters. University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba Office, Yuba City, Yuba County, California

Purpose.  The Forestry & Natural Resources Advisor will implement an extension education and applied problem-solving research program in sustainable forest management on both private and public lands for Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties.

The Advisor will provide expertise and leadership in Western Sierra forest sustainability and resilience which are at considerable risk from urbanization, wildfire, insects and disease. The work will address barriers to active forest management and topics such as range-wide forest fuel accumulation that has caused a growing high-priority issue of high-severity wildfire. These issues threaten forests, habitat, watershed stability, water quality and quantity, as well as community wildfire resilience. Continued drought and apparent rapid climate change will lead to greater insect and disease issues with the potential for widespread tree mortality.

The Advisor will provide leadership, information transfer, and technical help to address increasing needs around recent fire events in the service area. The advisor will operate as part of a team of Forestry and Natural Resource Advisors located throughout the state (e.g., Redding, Quincy, Eureka, Ukiah and South Lake Tahoe, serving Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity; Plumas, Sierra; Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Lake; and El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties).

This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities in the target counties and throughout California.  Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving.  You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

Counties of Responsibility. This position focuses on the Western Sierra counties of Yuba, Butte and Nevada. There is opportunity and expectation to work collaboratively across counties.

Education: A minimum of a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Forestry, Fire Ecology, or other Natural Resources field is required at time of appointment.

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding CE advisor series salary scales, please refer to:  https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/353916.pdf

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-18).

Closing Date: 

To assure full consideration, complete application packets must be received by September 30, 2021; open until filled.


Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: tavoce @ucanr.edu